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Jamie McMurray grabs surprise victory in $1 million Sprint All-Star race

  • Kyle Busch (18) and Joey Logano (22) collide in Turn 3 as Kevin Harvick (4) drives low during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Kyle Busch (18) and Joey Logano (22) collide in Turn 3 as Kevin Harvick (4) drives low during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • Smoke and flames come from Jeff Gordon's car after a collision with Martin Truex Jr. (78) during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Smoke and flames come from Jeff Gordon's car after a collision with Martin Truex Jr. (78) during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

  • A safety crew worker chases Kyle Busch along the speedway apron after Busch crashed in Turn 3 during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star auto race, as Martin Truex Jr. (78) drives by at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    A safety crew worker chases Kyle Busch along the speedway apron after Busch crashed in Turn 3 during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star auto race, as Martin Truex Jr. (78) drives by at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Saturday, May 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)  (The Associated Press)

Jamie McMurray has picked up a $1 million payday by winning the Sprint All-Star Race on Saturday night.

McMurray restarted the final 10-lap sprint to the checkered flag in second on the outside of pole-sitter Carl Edwards. The two battled door-to-door for a lap around Charlotte Motor Speedway, with McMurray surging slightly ahead several times.

The two cars appeared to touch more than once, and McMurray finally cleared Edwards for the lead two laps into the fifth segment.

McMurray then pulled away for his first victory in the event.

Kevin Harvick finished second, Matt Kenseth was third and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who complained earlier he was driving a dump truck, was fourth.

Edwards faded all the way to fifth.

Kurt Busch was 11th after qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 earlier in the day.